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6 Jun 2019

Kenyan rugby player facing deportation from the UK gets a temporary reprieve

A gay Kenyan man facing deportation from the UK has received a temporary reprieve from deportation.

Kenneth Macharia has spent two years fighting the Home Office, saying he fears persecution if goes back to Kenya where gay sex is illegal.

Today he was expecting to be detained by police after his claim for asylum was rejected. But instead – backed by a petition and teammates from his rugby club – he was able to go free.